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Superman Henry Cavill Says Childhood Nickname Was 'Fat Cavill' | Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill Recalls His Childhood Nickname – 'Fat Cavill'

Originally posted 05/29/2013 03:30PM

Superman, buying his outfit in an XL?

"I was fat," says Henry Cavill, the star of the new Man of Steel, the latest big-screen take on Superman (out June 14), says about his childhood. "I was Fat Cavill."

A native of Jersey in the English Channel – and a veteran of Showtime's The Tudors, on which he played Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk – Cavill now stands on the brink of stardom in his tight Superman outfit.

But it wasn't always so, the 30-year-old tells Details for its June/July issue.

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4 Men We Love & What They Love About Themselves | Justin Timberlake

What Justin, Channing, Usher and Henry Have Learned to Love About Themselves

Originally posted 04/24/2013 03:15PM

Sure it's the Most Beautiful Woman issue, but we had to give some of our favorite guys love (including current Sexiest Man Alive Channing Tatum) so we asked them: "What have you learned to love about yourself?" Here's how they responded:

Justin Timberlake
"Other than my ears? I mean, I finally grew into them ... My sense of humor. Laughter is the greatest thing going."

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POLL: Who Should Play Christian in the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie? | Alex Pettyfer, Chris Pine, Henry Cavill, Kellan Lutz, Ryan Gosling

Fifty Shades of Grey: Who Should Play Christian Grey?

Originally posted 03/29/2012 01:45PM

E L James may be a self-professed "control freak" about the process of bringing her erotic trilogy to movie theaters. But the author may want to take note of her rabid fan base – and just which actor they envision on the big screen.

The not-safe-for-work novel Fifty Shades of Grey is sitting pretty atop multiple best-seller lists, and women everywhere are talking about its protagonist, Anastasia Steele, and her troubled, controlling man, 27-year-old multi-millionaire Christian Grey. And after a Da Vinci Code-esque bidding war, Universal Studios and Focus Features came out on top and will release the film adaptation.

While Christian Bale (circa American Psycho) and Michael Fassbender (of Shame fame) immediately come to mind (as do Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, for obvious reasons), PEOPLE.com readers – and our staff! – also had plenty of suggestions.

Which actor could best embody the young and "very attractive," tall, finely dressed character with "unruly dark-copper-colored hair and intense, bright gray eyes"?

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It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superman Star Henry Cavill at a Family Dinner in L.A. | Henry Cavill

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superman Star Henry Cavill at a Family Dinner in L.A.

Originally posted 11/09/2011 06:00AM

The Man of Steel himself – Henry Cavill – dined at Gladstones in Malibu with his family. The group of eight stuck around until sunset for a celebratory meal, a source says. As for the newly-engaged actor, he avoided any alcoholic beverages, though others at the table ordered Belvedere Bloody Marys. For his dinner, Cavill ordered the macadamia rock shrimp, as well as fish and chips and a cappuccino. – Dahvi Shira

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POLL: Henry Cavill vs. Christopher Reeve – Who Looks Better as Superman?

Henry Cavill as Superman: First Look

Originally posted 08/04/2011 04:45PM

It's a bird, it's a plane – it's the new Superman!

Henry Cavill will be taking over the role the late Christopher Reeve made famous in the upcoming film Man of Steel, and with his dashing good looks and rock-hard body, The Tudors star looks the part in the iconic blue suit and red cape.

The comic book reboot, which is expected in theaters in 2013, also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, as well as Russell Crowe, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.

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Superman Star Henry Cavill Is Engaged | Henry Cavill

Superman Star Henry Cavill Is Engaged

Originally posted 05/04/2011 05:35PM

Henry Cavill didn't even make it into his Man of Steel uniform before he broke hearts around the world.

The British actor, who has been cast in the next Superman film, is engaged to Ellen Whitaker, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Cavill popped the question to Whitaker, an athlete in training with the goal of making the British showjumping team for the 2012 Olympics, while they were on a trip to Hollywood, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

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Amy Adams to Play Lois Lane in New Superman

Amy Adams to Play Lois Lane in New Superman

Originally posted 03/28/2011 09:45AM

Superman finally has his Lois Lane.

After a long search, Zack Snyder, director of Hollywood's upcoming Superman reboot, handed the part of Lois Lane to Amy Adams on Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The three-time Oscar nominee, 36, will star opposite Henry Cavill, 27, who plays the Man of Steel.

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Diane Lane to Play Superman's Mom in Zack Snyder's Remake | Diane Lane, Henry Cavill

Diane Lane to Play Superman's Mom in Zack Snyder's Remake

Originally posted 03/03/2011 10:35AM

He's still waiting for his love interest, but at least Henry Cavill's Superman now has a mother.

Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane has signed to play Superman's adoptive mother in Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot of the Man of Steel franchise, Warner Brothers has announced.

"This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman," Snyder says. "We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination."

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Henry Cavill Cast as Superman | Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill Cast as Superman

Originally posted 01/30/2011 04:20PM

Look! Up in the sky! It's Henry Cavill as Superman!

The British Tudors star, 27, will play the Man of Steel (and his human alter ego, Clark Kent) in Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman movie, set for release in Dec. 2012.

"In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen," said the 300 and Watchmen director in a statement released Sunday. "I also join Warner Bros. and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield."

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